Bruno Fernandes could have been at Tottenham (Photo: Getty)

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes admits Tottenham were desperate to sign him for his move to Old Trafford, but says the club were not prepared to meet Sporting Lisbon's asking price.

The Portuguese international joined the Red Devils for an initial £ 47million in January, in a move that could eventually rise to £ 68m.

United were interested in Fernandes & # 39; signature last summer, but baulked to & # 39; a £ 75m asking price from Sporting Lisbon and decided to continue without him.

Sporting eventually dropped their appreciation and left Fernandes a relocation of & # 39; dream & # 39; to complete the Theater of Dreams.

United decided last summer against a move for Fernandes (Photo: Getty)

However, Fernandes has revealed that things could have turned out very differently when Mauricio Pochettino got his way in 2019 when Spurs held extensive talks with Sporting about his signature.

& # 39; The first club that was close to me to sign was Tottenham, & # 39; said Fernandes on Instagram Live.

'With Pochettino… But I don't know maybe they thought the amount Sporting wanted was too much, that Sporting decides at that moment that they don't want to sell.

'Tottenham arrived in the summer, but Manchester (United) was in January. Maybe Tottenham reappeared in January, but then & # 39; t I knew Manchester was interested, I just wanted to talk to Manchester.

'Manchester was my dream team in England, so I'm glad to have the opportunity to go to a team I've always (dreamed) about you.

'At that time (last summer) it was Tottenham that was closer to me. There were other teams from France, one team from the Spanish league, but for me when I spoke the first team was Manchester. & # 39;

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Although Solskjaer was envious of Fernandes last summer, the club had doubts about his ability to retain possession and doubted Sporting's £ 75 million appreciation.

However, Fernandes has put those doubts to bed after his shining start at United, but he acknowledges that the club was not fully set on him last summer.

& # 39; Manchester came in & # 39; e summer, but not as I really want (to sign me), but in January Manchester United came and said, & # 39; We need you, we want you, you need to come & # 39 ;.

'For me it was the best opportunity I had to move, the best club (offer) I had to move and the best moment I could have. It was all at the right moment. & # 39;

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